Zarina Diyas has a lot on her plate in Hiroshima
Su-Wei Hsieh could be the one to side with
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Zarina Diyas was a shock 33-1 winner of the WTA Japan Open when it was held in Tokyo last season but the Kazakh performer could have more on her plate in Hiroshima.
Bet365 go 10-1 the field in what is a highly competitive event with Diyas heading the market alongside fourth seed Qiang Wang.
However, neither is gifted with a generous draw and experienced second seed Su-Wei Hsieh could be the one to side with in the bottom half.
The Taiwanese ace is a classy operator who has produced some decent results this season and should ease into things with victory over Polona Hercog in her opener.
Fifth seed Ajla Tomljanovic would be a potential quarter-finalist but her best results have come on a slower surface.
Fellow seeds in the bottom half Wang and Magda Linette are obvious dangers but neither is in scintillating form and their early round opponents are capable of causing a stir.
Hsieh has made the fourth round of the Australian Open and Wimbledon this term and a repeat of those efforts would see her go close.
1pt each-way 12-1 bet365, Betfred
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